Five on Friday

It’s been awhile since I have linked up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha for a Five on Friday post, so let’s give it another whirl…

{ONE} It’s hard to believe that this coming Sunday morning I will have this same view of the beautiful Queen Mary ship that is moored in Long Beach port.  My first half marathon is here and I can’t wait to report back how it went.  My legs have been feeling the wrath of running and boot camp so I’m taking it really easy the next two days.  Wish me luck…I have a feeling I’m going to need it!


{TWO}  I think we are going to try and hit up every pumpkin patch in the OC before October is over.  We’ve got two under our belts so far, going to another today, and with Nana flying into town this afternoon I have a feeling there will be a few more.  I think it’s fairly obvious this is our favorite time of year!

pumpkin patch

{THREE}  Speaking of my favorite time of year have you been spreading the Halloween spirit to your neighbors?  I saw this free “Eat, Drink and be Scary” printable on Pinterest and decided to BOO a couple of my neighbors with some pumpkin beer and attach this sign.  I also added a couple of little goodies for their kids and included these directions and sign to hang on their door letting others know they have already been BOOed.

boo basket

{FOUR}  Have I told you about my new favorite gadget that I have been wearing the past couple of weeks?  It’s my UP Jawbone bracelet!  This thing is so cool.  I wear it day and night, it tracks my steps, my calories, my food, my SLEEP.  I think the sleeping is my favorite part.  It tells you things like how long it took you to fall asleep, how long you were in a deep sleep, how many times you woke up…and my favorite part is it wakes me up within a 10 minute window of the alarm I set, but wakes me at my lightest point of sleep so I wake up feeling refreshed.  My step count is pretty amazing to see too, and if I’m sitting on my butt too long it vibrates and tells me to stop being lazy. :)


{FIVE}  Last weekend I went wine tasting in Temecula with some of my girlfriends and somehow I didn’t post any photos anywhere of our day….  Sometimes I need to document these things otherwise I wouldn’t believe they actually happened!  Believe it or not, once in awhile, I get to have some kid-free time just me and my mama friends…and these ladies sure know how to have fun! I’m ready to put another one on the calendar girls!! xo

wine tasting

That’s all for this Friday!  I hope this weekend treats you well! xo

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  1. says

    I’ve been debating between a jawbone and fitbit FOREVER! I might have to give the jawbone a little more research because it’s definitely a little prettier than the fitbit.

    Good luck on your half! I can’t wait to hear how it goes!!!!


  2. says

    Love the balance in your life – another reason you’re an inspiration.

    That Jawbone thing is so cool! Might have to get it for my husband for his birthday.

    Good luck in Sunday – you’re going to do great.

  3. says

    Congrats on the win! I actually talked to you and your friends after the race- you three were taking pics in front of the pink sign and I walked by and said something about it….I can’t remember what now, but probably something about what a great place to take a pic or something super amazingly profound!

    Congrats again on the race :)

    • lauren says

      Wait that is too funny and I totally remember that. What a small world!!! I love it! Do you have any more races on the calendar? I think I’m going to try and go for my beach cities medal. Excited to read more about your race journey on your blog!

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